What Dinosaurs ACTUALLY Looked Like?

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  • kgs.link/12022_Calendar As the year 12,021 slowly comes to an end, we present to you the 12,022 Human Era Calendar: Eons Edition. You can get the very shiny, high-quality, limited edition now until we sell out and then never again. WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE.

    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellKurzgesagt – In a NutshellAcum 9 Zile
    • Please stop with the "unknown unknowns" it sounds so stupid. 😅 Thumbs up btw. 👍

      O. RoodO. RoodAcum 2 Zile
    • lol started witha big bang!!!! idiot

      zack sinclairzack sinclairAcum 2 Zile
    • hey uh... can you please make sure you don't ran out of merch Intel it turns may 23 because I want to buy your merch on my birthday please 😁

      Noah IveyNoah IveyAcum 3 Zile
    • les go I'm 10010 years old

      DaUltiamteSunscreen EaterDaUltiamteSunscreen EaterAcum 3 Zile
    • What would happen if the titanaboa raided New York City?

      Evan RooneyEvan RooneyAcum 3 Zile
  • Dinosaurs might’ve worn clothes

    Hollis MalloryHollis MalloryAcum 16 minute
  • That's so gay.

    Ovie IsraelOvie IsraelAcum 20 minute
  • And this is why we need to build a time machine but it’s practically impossible due to the amount of energy needed to power it

    KMS Graf ZeppelinKMS Graf ZeppelinAcum 39 minute
  • Watching this, I feel such a strong longing for those unknown Unknown

    Riz NRiz NAcum 42 minute
  • 8:58 is that a dragon in the background?

    Jaim DiojtarJaim DiojtarAcum oră
  • Awesome!

    Milan KaguMilan KaguAcum oră
  • Hello can you list me all the prehistoric creatures in the videos please because Your amazing animation and creatures are amazing so if you see this please list it to me

    Cole Lin2019Cole Lin2019Acum oră
  • So at the museum all those teeth are just like my False teeth then..🤣😂😉

    KorAllRBareKorAllRBareAcum 2 ore
  • Since hair cannot be on fossils we never know if dinosaurs had hair.

    Charles CalvinCharles CalvinAcum 2 ore
  • This gave me tears...😢 I love this video!

    OverlordGamingOGOverlordGamingOGAcum 2 ore
  • SHEEEESH 2:24

    EnteEnteAcum 2 ore
  • So sad this is not available in the Philippines

    Saint JheosaiahSaint JheosaiahAcum 3 ore
  • I love you, Kurzgesagt.

    ch0k1ngh4z4rdch0k1ngh4z4rdAcum 3 ore
  • So Jurassic Park is fake? >:(

    Fabio OchoaFabio OchoaAcum 4 ore
  • So...pokemon were real?

    Eran BoodneroEran BoodneroAcum 4 ore
  • Great message, we need to protect the amazing diversity of animals we have on the planet right now

    Sam WilsonSam WilsonAcum 4 ore
  • I’ll never see dinosaurs as I used to ever again

    Steve BourgeaultSteve BourgeaultAcum 4 ore
  • Your my 2 favorite youtuber

    Mason TomMason TomAcum 6 ore
  • I love Dinosaur it's really cool to see them with feathers and bright colourful body

    XeroooZXeroooZAcum 6 ore
  • Yes, fiction can be fun. And for the feeble minded, I'm sure your child like cartoons are all the more they need to be convinced of a history, that is completely made up. Even the thumb is a total crock. No one knows for certain what dinosaurs looked like.

    roy benthallroy benthallAcum 6 ore
    • tf ?

      Raymond Christopher TantoRaymond Christopher TantoAcum 6 ore
  • Your content is awesome.

    tokn69tokn69Acum 6 ore
  • Wait, what if the t Rex was actually a dragon, it kinda makes sense, the wings mightve been light weight cartilage so they could glide, it would also explain the short front arms

    TheRandumbGuyTheRandumbGuyAcum 7 ore
  • The animation is amazing!

    AceAceAcum 7 ore
  • Now why the hell did y’all make that mammoth visual so depressing 😭😭😭

    AceAceAcum 7 ore
  • Why was this so relaxing?

    AunimationsAunimationsAcum 8 ore
  • Because I love you

    Jack SnyderJack SnyderAcum 8 ore
  • On you

    Jack SnyderJack SnyderAcum 8 ore
  • Now I fart for love

    Jack SnyderJack SnyderAcum 8 ore
  • And now they fart for love

    Jack SnyderJack SnyderAcum 8 ore
  • I thought dinos farted in your face for defense because I do it to

    Jack SnyderJack SnyderAcum 8 ore
  • I love using imagination to know the past...

    A DA DAcum 8 ore
  • This is certainly dumb

    Tristan PenaTristan PenaAcum 8 ore
  • sheeesh

    GHOSTGHOSTAcum 8 ore
  • "Plus, there are even more things we don't know we don't know about"

    JerryJerryAcum 8 ore
  • plus, who says that dinosaurs need to be scaly or feathery? It seems that every recreation of dinosaurs needed to be one of the two, while most animals today have fur or hair, and it doesn't seem to add up

    Isaac SymonsIsaac SymonsAcum 8 ore
  • Hate to break to you, most reptiles are actually shaped as their heads, crocodiles are shaped as their heads are, "Snakes?" Their 2 Jaws close when only opening the mouth or closing, only seperates when about to eat

    Pls Be GentlePls Be GentleAcum 8 ore
  • What an incredible video

    Aaron MarksAaron MarksAcum 9 ore
  • Man this video is amazing Everything is perfectly put together

    Tanjiro KamadoTanjiro KamadoAcum 9 ore
  • Your kinda correct cause some dinausaors have feathers

    Arlene NarcedaArlene NarcedaAcum 9 ore
  • We have zero evidence of theropods playing around with mates. What we do have evidence of is vicious bite marks on their skulls and evidence of cannibalism.

    majungasaurusaaaamajungasaurusaaaaAcum 9 ore
  • Is it just me or did you say sheeeeesh too.

    caleb peilcaleb peilAcum 9 ore
  • 9:37 Boink Apparatus

    Emiliano VidegainEmiliano VidegainAcum 9 ore
  • I always enjoy a good bit of science fiction. 😁

    pcmaclinpcmaclinAcum 9 ore
  • Ok but ankylosaurus is the coolest dinosaur Debatable

    ImRetarddImRetarddAcum 10 ore
  • Nicely done losers

    Johnny StrumbJohnny StrumbAcum 10 ore
  • As a rat lover I find it immensely satisfying that we have tiny burrowing rodents to thank for our existence..........

    Jamie LaCourseJamie LaCourseAcum 10 ore
  • you did not have to make me sad and add the baby mammoth looking at it's dead mom like that.

    Georgia HeynderickxGeorgia HeynderickxAcum 10 ore
  • I learn more watching you than science at school

    Will’s worldWill’s worldAcum 10 ore
  • It’s funny how we’ve never found a full fossil skeleton of a dinosaur. It’s also funny how literally every single ancient culture recognized & or even worshipped dragons. All over the world from Asia to Europe to Africa and the America’s. Even the Bible talks about dragons existing. But here we are discussing what “dinosaurs” possibly looked like. We’re expected to believe dragons are just a made up fairy tale but I think HisStory is hiding something. Great video though I love the animation. Just hoping to fuel some imagination.

    VencroyVencroyAcum 11 ore
  • love the animation

    Angel Liezel DiazAngel Liezel DiazAcum 11 ore
  • Just get your calender- looking forward to get it in my hands! Love your work and hope I can Support your work and appreciate it! Love your channel

    Marius MuehlpfortMarius MuehlpfortAcum 11 ore
  • lovely episode as always :) 4:28 the modern dinosaur in extinct dinosaur costume is great! also, I'm glad when educators point out clarification (e.g. at that moment), that something is not certain, and it is more than less a speculation about presented information - I'm just sad when someone states something as facts when we are not sure about that.

    Dominik JaniecDominik JaniecAcum 11 ore
  • I dont know why but 8:56 gave me goosebumps.

    AsromAsromAcum 12 ore
  • 2 AM squad

    FaMon IzaFaMon IzaAcum 12 ore
  • Birds aren't dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were reptiles.

    MarkMarkAcum 12 ore
    • and so are birds, because birds are dinosaurs :)

      Fatalis_ShiroFatalis_ShiroAcum 11 ore
  • Ok, we need a Jurassic Park - Chicken Run crossover.

    AprilWarAprilWarAcum 13 ore
  • 5:02 I noticed the ancient lileep :)

    Anon BAnon BAcum 13 ore
  • But such is life... damn.

    Horacio RíosHoracio RíosAcum 13 ore
  • guy could run a dinosaurs rights campaign 😂

    MaisieAnimationsMaisieAnimationsAcum 13 ore
  • kurzgesagt is the science Pixar. You know you're in for a cry at some point in the video.

    dtimeddtimedAcum 14 ore
  • barney is an accurate representative of a trex

    blueberriesblueberriesAcum 14 ore
  • How questions are ACTUALLY written in the English language?

    Declan AshmoreDeclan AshmoreAcum 14 ore
  • Lileep

    David BeckerDavid BeckerAcum 14 ore
  • Many people might think that documenting our present is pointless because you could just enjoy the present just as much without ever documenting anything, but (aside from arguments that documenting is something you can enjoy in itself and that it lets you look back on and relive wonderful moments) if it's a tragedy to us now that so much about the prehistoric and prehuman past is lost, then it would probably be just as great a tragedy to future beings to not have information about life in our present, our culture, and our civilization. We have the technology to preserve information practically forever. If the right dominoes fall, the entire public human record could end up in asteroid sized deep space archives made of glass, shock absorbent materials, and radiation shielding with enough redundancy to last until the heat death of the universe. That entire record could be accessed time and time again by our descendants (both biological and technological) and any alien species that spots it. And that's just what we can do with the technology we have right now (minus building the archives in space). In the future we might even be able to build super long term radio transmitters and energy sources that can last til heat death too to make some of these archives easier to find

    Gabbie WolfGabbie WolfAcum 15 ore
  • It is Statistically impossible that life was created from the big bang so idk why this video is stating that life started from the big bang as a fact.

    Drew PeacockDrew PeacockAcum 15 ore
    • It is also statiscally impossible to, say, me picking you specifically, out of all the people on Earth, to reply to. The chance is roughly 1.429 x 10^-10 (assuming 7 billion people on Earth). Anything that has a chance to happen, will happen

      Matthew WongMatthew WongAcum oră
  • Reanimate them via cloning to find out.

    Ten Minute Tokyo 2Ten Minute Tokyo 2Acum 15 ore
  • Awesome video; very thought provoking, thank you.

    José CastilloJosé CastilloAcum 15 ore
  • The solution is simple. Take a trip to a 65 million light years away planet (cryosleep to reach there, of course), bring a telescope and look into Earth to see what it was like.

    Lucas FernandesLucas FernandesAcum 15 ore
  • Convinced this video was made just to roast giraffes

    MrPhanteMrPhanteAcum 15 ore
  • Damn SJWs making my dinosaurs gay with feathers and colors and kindness. Back in my day Dinosaurs were badass and scary! Now science says that just because there’s fossil evidence we all have to be forced to accept these new cuck dinos? Sad.

    Doug GDoug GAcum 16 ore
    • @HelloIDJMR255 Harbl Yay insult

      Nova BlastNova BlastAcum 13 ore
    • Go touch some grass, zoomy. (Seriously though imagine a 12 meter tall brightly-colored predatory birdmonster .... still scary)

      HelloIDJMR255 HarblHelloIDJMR255 HarblAcum 14 ore
  • This is very pointless. What if, what if, what if. Raining pointless non-fact everywhere. Might as well ask my new born niece what she thinks these animals looked like

    itziktapia09itziktapia09Acum 16 ore
    • Did your new-born niece worked in the field and study dinosaurs? If she didn't, then her opinions don't matter. If she did though, you can ask what she thinks.

      yigithan.kilincyigithan.kilincAcum 13 ore
    • You want solid answers, look into religion. If uncertainty bothers you I can suggest the "don't think about it" approach.

      HelloIDJMR255 HarblHelloIDJMR255 HarblAcum 14 ore
    • thats basically the channel my dude, they talk about possible scenarios and bring up science into this

      puzzlespuzzlesAcum 16 ore
  • We need to purge the word "evolution" out of the scientific dictionary in favor of "random selective breeding". If Machine learning and the iterative process has taught us anything, it is that the infinite possibility of one "random" event setting off an infinite set of iriterations and infinite coincidences (in 'only' 4 billion years mind you)...is infinitely improbable, impossible and down right ignorant.

    Bawbsur UnkleBawbsur UnkleAcum 16 ore
  • "or are they" vsauce vibe

    Haikal HandaliHaikal HandaliAcum 16 ore
  • 6:58 that *DISTORT* Voice though. 😂😂😂

    StriveknightStriveknightAcum 17 ore
  • amogus

    D4rkn3ss gamingD4rkn3ss gamingAcum 17 ore
  • best youtube channel

    Da WolfwoodDa WolfwoodAcum 17 ore
  • this example of spinosaurus is pretty interesting, and make his sail make more sence if you think of this animal as inhabitant of cold fresh water rivers, where this sail would help keep hin worn by consuming sun's heat. it was painted in stripes most likely, to hide it near coastal flora.

    Muhammad ShuginubiMuhammad ShuginubiAcum 18 ore
  • This video would be a perfect intro for a Pixar movie about a dinosaur who wants just to sing with his beautyful voice instead of hunting other species.

    Davide AntinarellaDavide AntinarellaAcum 18 ore
  • For me, the most interesting period is extinction of dinos itself and what came after until humanity came along

    Muhammad ShuginubiMuhammad ShuginubiAcum 18 ore
  • This is pure art. Love you guys so much. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Hugo van NiekerkHugo van NiekerkAcum 18 ore
  • One day we will know. If "always" doesn't exists, so do "never"

    Kamil BorzychKamil BorzychAcum 18 ore
  • i've been watching this channel for about 30 minutes and i already love it

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  • Expectation: giant repitiles Reality: giant chikens

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  • I used to be a fan, but after seeing this masterpiece, I'm a whole air conditioner.

    Mackdaknife6669Mackdaknife6669Acum 19 ore
    • @vezin Thats plagiarism

      Nova BlastNova BlastAcum 13 ore
    • I dont wanna be that guy But.. Why copy the comment word for word?

      vezinvezinAcum 15 ore
  • This is so good Ijust HAD to subscribe

    Camila RibeirasCamila RibeirasAcum 19 ore
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  • This made me feel sad and empty

    ToxidoToxidoAcum 20 ore
  • 9:32 Hi there mr David Attenborough!😍

    R CR CAcum 20 ore
  • 1:37 "or are they" *Vsause music plays*

    Aarav BhaskarAarav BhaskarAcum 21 oră
  • good video

    Gem GuyGem GuyAcum 21 oră
  • Did kerugazagt really just made me feel bad about the dinosaurs... this channel man

    Abigmonkey460Abigmonkey460Acum 22 ore
  • I show these beautiful videos to my daughters and nephews. They really enjoy learning things, the animation helps a lot.

    DhruvDhruvAcum 22 ore
  • Birds are also dinosaurs but just look different

    Liu ElaineLiu ElaineAcum 22 ore
  • 10:37 i see that pokeball ;)

    ziroAUziroAUAcum 23 ore
  • only og's remember the piano music at the start

    Hugo SkirforsHugo SkirforsAcum 23 ore
  • 2:06 the animated baby mammoth seeing its dead parent and dying next to it unexpectedly hit me in the feels. Loved the video though!

    Bjorn NilssonBjorn NilssonAcum 23 ore
  • there are things we dont know about that we know about that we dont know about😳

    Okuyasu NijimuraOkuyasu NijimuraAcum o Zi
  • We've always pictured dinosaurs as brown, greenish, or grey, camo colors, but many of them might not have been simply because they didn't have to hide.

    Jack WoodsJack WoodsAcum o Zi
  • Thenx for the Bulgarian subs!

    Ивайло ДенковИвайло ДенковAcum o Zi